Vita-exclusive characters for SFxT will eventually hit consoles

By Stephany Nunneley
2 March 2012 17:16 GMT

Capcom held a launch party for Street Fighter x Tekken yesterday, and according to community manager Seth Killian, the extra characters included in the Vita version of the title will be released on consoles at some point.

Speaking with Shack, Killian said Capcom plans to “find a way to make sure that console fans are happy,” noting that since the game isn’t out on Vita until this fall, the console crowd may have a bit of a wait.

He also touched up the game’s controversial gem system, stating there’s no reason for fans to be worried about players having an advantage over another when using it. When used properly, the edge gained by the character will only be slight, as it has more to do with adding more creativity to player moves than putting others at a disadvantage.

“It’s a relatively subtle effect,” Killian explained. “But it’s also because of that kind of subtlety that you’re able to be creative with Gems or find ones that really fit your characters or your personal play style. It can also give you that little edge.

“Once you start trying to exploit the Gems in a smart way, you can get that extra little edge over your opponent that’ll hopefully make a difference.”

Street Fighter x Tekken releases on March 6 in the US and March 9 in Europe. The PC version will be released in May.

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